Immure (vt)

It must have been the Word of the Day at Merriam-Webster at some point, because that is the only explanation for the existence of this context clues worksheet on the verb immure. It means “to enclose within or as if within walls,”  “imprison,” and  “to build into a wall; especially to entomb in a wall.” It is only used transitively, so don’t forget your direct object–you must immure someone or something.

As you have probably inferred from reading this blog, I like to write. Moreover, I try to write using solid nouns and lively verbs–and immure would most likely be the kind of lively verb I would favor if I need it. That I have never in recent memory used (or seen it used in prose–I read a lot) this word tells me that it mostly archaic; however, because Merriam-Webster does not designate is so, the modifier mostly must stand. Nonetheless, here it is. If nothing else, this document might be useful as an intellectual exercise–but I hope that of all these context clues worksheets do that.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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